This whole area in Kowloon have distinct markets and shopping streets that give a colorful, authentic experience that you won’t see anywhere else in Hong Kong. For that afternoon, I particularly wanted to see Flower Market, Bird Street, and Goldfish Market in the Prince Edward area, which are all accessible on foot and can be leisurely explored in the course of even the latter part of an afternoon.
Like most anywhere else in the world where commerce thrived, the streets in this area are literally named after the dominant produce or ware being sold in that area. So the Flower Market, as expected, is located along nowhere else but Flower Market Road.
The whole street is literally a street with rows and rows of shops selling nothing but flowers. There were so many varieties and arrangements. The flowers and the colors were simply just a joy to photograph.
Some shop owners didn’t mind me simply just taking photos, while there were some who gave me looks. While this area may not be part of the usual Hong Kong package itinerary, I did see one or two tourists also going around the place (usually Caucasians)—but there are definitely no tour groups here.
The flowers were so pretty that I definitely wished I wasn’t a tourist but just a local going about my shopping and bring the flowers home, just like these women.
More pictures of the flowers at the Flower Market:
How to get to the Flower Market:
- MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B1. Walk east along Prince Edward Road West until you reach the market.
- MTR Mong Kok East Station, Exit C. Walk to Sai Yee Street via the footbridge and follow the signs.